White Bean and Tuna Salad with Celery and Lemon

White Bean and Tuna Salad with Celery and Lemon

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 15 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

This light Italian-inspired salad is a perfect dish for entertaining. Use imported Italian tuna in oil for the best taste.


  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed well and drained
  • 2 (5-ouce) cans imported tuna in oil, drained and lightly flaked
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced plus 1/2 cup celery leaves from inner heart
  • 1/2 cup very thinly sliced red onion
  • Juice of 1-1/2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Mix of coarsely cracked black and white pepper
  • 4 small radishes, very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small cucumber, very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup whole flat-leaf parsley leaves


  1. Place the beans, tuna, sliced celery and onion in a large bowl and toss to combine.
  2. Pour in the lemon juice, olive oil and a few pinches of salt and pepper, and toss to coat.
  3. Add the radishes and the cucumber to the bowl and toss once again to combine.
  4. Serve the salad garnished with the celery and parsley leaves, and with a side of country bread.


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